I’ve been planning to make one of these for a while now. . . I’ve just been shying away from the sewing machine! I finally broke down the other day and got to work. This bag was made with the Springtime Vintage fabric found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I think it took me about an hour to make it.
There’s a trick to making this fun bag, it’s the Scallop Square Big Shot die on page 207 of the Idea Book & Catalog! I used the die and Big Shot to cut the fabric, sewed the pieces together, lined the bag and attached a handle. Okay, that might make it sound a tad easier than it was, but not much. Using the Big Shot to cut the squares makes it so easy! I’ve made several comforters in the past (I don’t quilt so I have to call them comforters I’m told), and I always cut all the squares out by hand, with a pair of scissors. I know there other ways of doing that but . . . . there can’t be any as easy as using the Big Shot! All the squares are the exact same size! It’s great!
This little bag is so much fun I just might be convinced to make another one despite the sewing machine! My middle son calls it my purse but decided it’s more his size than mine. Thankfully he agreed that although it was his size, boys don’t use purses! Whew! I’m glad he doesn’t plan to commandeer my new bag!
Just for the fun of it, here’s what I made the last time I pulled out the sewing machine, before Christmas.
I made Jaan a comforter (bottom) to match the one I made for Micah a couple years ago. I also decided to make him a billow to match. If and when I made a comforter for Ethan (in a couple years . . . ) I think I just might grab my Scallop Square die and go to work cutting out all those squares! I can send several layers of fabric through at a time and they’ll all be the same size when they come out (can you tell that excites me?)
Thank you for stopping by today! Tomorrow I plan to share a card on which I used some of the fabric left over from the bag I shared. You’re going to love it!